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TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. — November 6 is election day for the president of the United States, all member of the U.S. House of Representatives, 34 U.S. Senators, 13 state and territorial governors and several state and local officials.

According to MarAdmin 327/12, June 28-July 7, is Armed Forces and Overseas Citizens Voters Week.

During the week, Combat Center commands are directed to disseminate voting information to their Marines, civilian Marines and eligible family members. The goal is to contact 100 percent of the voting population on base and provide them information assistance needed to register to vote in their home state.
This week will be an opportunity to increase voter awareness and assist voters in completing in completing and mailing federal post card applications.

Individual commands are expected to do their part during the voting season as well. Some ways commands can prepare and promote voting are spreading the word by advertising with posters, emphasizing at formations the importance of registering and voting in the general election and encouraging their Marines to vote and ensuring unit voting assistance officers are assigned and trained to assist voters with registration.

For questions, contact your unit voting assistance officer or contact the Combat Centers Installation Voting Office at 830-7441.

Or go online to https://www.manpower.usmc.mil/portal/page/portal/M_RA_HOME/MF/C_PERSONNEL/Voting for USMC Voting Program (Manpower and Reserve Affairs website), for Federal Voting Assistance Program (there are links to individual state voting websites on this one): www.fvap.gov/, and for the state of California voter guide: http://voterguide.sos.ca.gov/


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Date Taken:06.22.2012

Date Posted:06.22.2012 11:55

Location:TWENTYNINE PALMS, CA, USGlobe

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